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noun American English pronunciation: record /ˈrekərd/ 
Word Forms
  1. 1
    [countable] information kept about something that has happened

    medical/archaeological/historical records

    record of:

    a weekly record of world events

    keep/maintain/compile a record:

    Try to keep a record of everything you eat this week.

  2. 2
    [countable] the best achievement so far in a particular activity, especially a sport
    break a record:

    Woods broke the course record with a superb score.

    set a record:

    The lap record was set last year by Schumacher.

    hold a record:

    She holds the world indoor record in the 800 meters.

  3. 3
    [singular] the things that someone has done, which give an idea of what they are like
    a good/bad record:

    The company has a reasonably good safety record.

  4. 4
    [countable] a large round black piece of plastic containing music or other sounds

    Original Beatles' records are worth a lot of money now.


This is the American English definition of record. View British English definition of record.